The Science of ArtDirectionMihai Coliban. 13.04.2012
Art Direction is NOTJUST ART
Art Direction is NOTJUST HAVING AN IDEA
Art Direction is NOTCOPYWRITING
Art Direction is NOTNICE GRAPHICS
Art Direction is NOTDONE BY ILLUSTRATORS,CLIENT SERVICE ORCLIENTS
Art Direction isSCIENCE
THE SCIENCE OF ART DIRECTION01 Why is Art Direction a Science02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?03 The Mechanics of Art Dir...
01 Why is ArtDirection aScience
01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceART DIRECTION:The process of designing a certain flowof information (a message), usingmos...
01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceSCIENCE:A system designed to acquire andsystematize theoretical and practicalknowledge of...
01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceART DIRECTION:The process of designing a certain flowof information (a message), usingmai...
01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceART DIRECTION IS SCIENCEIt operates with precise instruments.It works by rules and knowin...
02 CanAnybody be anArt Director?
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?ART DIRECTOR = SCIENTISTThe same as in SCIENCE, people oftenassume that since ART DIRECT...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?SO, IT’S ALL ABOUT GOING TO ARTSCHOOL?Yes – because if not, you don’t have theinstrument...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?IDEASThey can come from anywhereART DIRECTIONYou need specific knowledge to doit right
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?THE IDEAL ART DIRECTOR.According to the previous theory, theprofile of the ideal art dir...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?EXAMPLE. ALI ALI> American college Cairo> Miami Ad School (Miami, USA)> Internships in R...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?EXAMPLE. PAVEL GANIN> Studies film direction at VGIK> Graduated Wordshop> Initially a co...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?OK. WHAT’S THE POINT OF THIS?It’s not a must to be an artist to becomea great art direct...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?OK. WHAT’S THE POINT OF THIS?The question “who is better – artdirectors or copywriters” ...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?GREAT ARTDIRECTORS HAVETHE BRAINS OF ASCIENTIST…
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?… THE VISUAL SENSEOF A MULTIMEDIAGENIUS…
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?… THE PRECISION OFA SURGEON …
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?… AND MUST BESTUBBORN AS AGOLD DIGGER.
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?ART DIRECTING IT’S LIKE WRITING ASCHOOL BOOKPrecisely ENCODE, using a LIMITEDamount of T...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?THAT’S WHY SOME OF THE BEST ARTDIRECTORS ARE/HAVE BEENCOPYWRITERSCopywriters are used to...
02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?AND THE FUN PART IS THAT…If you start digging into wherecopywriters come from, you’ll di...
PLEASE COUNT THESTORIES IN THEPREVIOUS VISUAL.DO YOU WANT TOBET WHO WROTETHEM?
03 TheMechanics ofArt Direction
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionWHEN DOES ART DIRECTION APPEARIN THE CREATIVE PROCESS.THE IDEA IS BORN FIRST.And it doesn...
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionWHEN DOES ART DIRECTION APPEARIN THE CREATIVE PROCESS.THEN COMES EXECUTION.What should we...
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionFINALLY!Idea and execution are clear.NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE ARTDIRECTOR TO DO THE MAGIC.
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionYES, IT’S THAT SPECIFIC.It seems to be a very small role, but it’sin fact huge.
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionHUGE
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONStructure, FocusStorytellingDynamics, Hierarchy, Rhythm
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONStructure, FocusStorytellingDynamics, Hierarchy, Rhythm
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONStructure, FocusStorytellingDynamics, Hierarchy, Rhythm
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
04 Art Directionin TV/Digital/Outdoor &Ambient/Events
04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsTV
04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsDigital
04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsOutdoor & Ambient
04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsEvents
05 ArtDirection isHard Work.Case study
And someconclusions
Art Direction evolvescontinuously
Art Direction is apopular science
As advertising itselfbecame an interfacebetween brands andconsumers
We are not just ArtDirecting anymore
We are designinguniversalCOMMUNICATIONINTERFACES
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  1. 1. The Science of ArtDirectionMihai Coliban. 13.04.2012
  2. 2. Art Direction is NOTJUST ART
  3. 3. Art Direction is NOTJUST HAVING AN IDEA
  4. 4. Art Direction is NOTCOPYWRITING
  5. 5. Art Direction is NOTNICE GRAPHICS
  6. 6. Art Direction is NOTDONE BY ILLUSTRATORS,CLIENT SERVICE ORCLIENTS
  7. 7. Art Direction isSCIENCE
  8. 8. THE SCIENCE OF ART DIRECTION01 Why is Art Direction a Science02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?03 The Mechanics of Art Direction04 Art Direction is Hard Work. Case study05 Art Direction in Print/TV/Digital/Outdoor&Ambient/Events06 Q&A
  9. 9. 01 Why is ArtDirection aScience
  10. 10. 01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceART DIRECTION:The process of designing a certain flowof information (a message), usingmostly visual instruments.
  11. 11. 01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceSCIENCE:A system designed to acquire andsystematize theoretical and practicalknowledge of surrounding reality.(one of the many on-line definitions of SCIENCE)
  12. 12. 01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceART DIRECTION:The process of designing a certain flowof information (a message), usingmainly visual instruments.It’s enough to start counting the technical terms inside thedefinition of ART DIRECTION to logically conclude it’s aSCIENCE.
  13. 13. 01 Why is Art Direction a ScienceART DIRECTION IS SCIENCEIt operates with precise instruments.It works by rules and knowing them is atime consuming process.Even when you break the rules of ArtDirection, you create new rules.
  14. 14. 02 CanAnybody be anArt Director?
  15. 15. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?ART DIRECTOR = SCIENTISTThe same as in SCIENCE, people oftenassume that since ART DIRECTIONrequires certain knowledge of visuallanguage which can only be acquiredthrough specific studies, it can only bepracticed by the INITIATED.
  16. 16. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?SO, IT’S ALL ABOUT GOING TO ARTSCHOOL?Yes – because if not, you don’t have theinstrumentsAnd no – because, the same as inSCIENCE, knowledge is nothing withoutIDEAS = the ability to combineknowledge in unique, unexpected ways.
  17. 17. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?IDEASThey can come from anywhereART DIRECTIONYou need specific knowledge to doit right
  18. 18. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?THE IDEAL ART DIRECTOR.According to the previous theory, theprofile of the ideal art director is:> Art college graduate> Miami Ad School (or another school ofadvertising) graduate> Was an intern/worked in networkagencies
  19. 19. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?EXAMPLE. ALI ALI> American college Cairo> Miami Ad School (Miami, USA)> Internships in Romania, Germany> Worked in network agencies inGermany, Dubai and CairoArt Director/Copywriter/Owner at Elephant, Cairo, also adirector, won several Cannes Lions (1st in 2008, at 33), wasa speaker in Cannes 2011.
  20. 20. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?EXAMPLE. PAVEL GANIN> Studies film direction at VGIK> Graduated Wordshop> Initially a copywriter> Worked in Russia – BBDO, SaatchiLast job in advertising - art director in BBDO Moscow.Now finishing his education as a director.A couple of shortlists in Cannes (in 2010), 25 years old.
  21. 21. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?OK. WHAT’S THE POINT OF THIS?It’s not a must to be an artist to becomea great art director.But there is a certain way of becoming agreat art director.
  22. 22. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?OK. WHAT’S THE POINT OF THIS?The question “who is better – artdirectors or copywriters” is absurdThe art director is the way the iMac,Mac Book, iPhone look and work.The copywriter is the computer inside.
  23. 23. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?GREAT ARTDIRECTORS HAVETHE BRAINS OF ASCIENTIST…
  24. 24. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?… THE VISUAL SENSEOF A MULTIMEDIAGENIUS…
  25. 25. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?… THE PRECISION OFA SURGEON …
  26. 26. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?… AND MUST BESTUBBORN AS AGOLD DIGGER.
  27. 27. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?ART DIRECTING IT’S LIKE WRITING ASCHOOL BOOKPrecisely ENCODE, using a LIMITEDamount of TOOLS, a huge amount ofSPECIFIC INFORMATION into a piece ofcommunication which has to be READand UNDERSTOOD by a SPECIFIC USERin just ONE WAY.
  28. 28. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?THAT’S WHY SOME OF THE BEST ARTDIRECTORS ARE/HAVE BEENCOPYWRITERSCopywriters are used to convert theirthoughts into words, to find logic whereapparently nothing makes sense, to puta meaning behind every piece ofinformation they reveal.
  29. 29. 02 Can Anybody be an Art Director?AND THE FUN PART IS THAT…If you start digging into wherecopywriters come from, you’ll discoverpast jobs as medical graduate, lawyer,philosophy teacher, economist,journalist, linguist …All analytical minds, who find ideasthrough RESEARCH.
  30. 30. PLEASE COUNT THESTORIES IN THEPREVIOUS VISUAL.DO YOU WANT TOBET WHO WROTETHEM?
  31. 31. 03 TheMechanics ofArt Direction
  32. 32. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionWHEN DOES ART DIRECTION APPEARIN THE CREATIVE PROCESS.THE IDEA IS BORN FIRST.And it doesn’t matter where it comesfrom, an art director or a copywriter.We’re all IDEAS GENERATORS.
  33. 33. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionWHEN DOES ART DIRECTION APPEARIN THE CREATIVE PROCESS.THEN COMES EXECUTION.What should we show, land or sea? Aherd of whales or an Ocean liner?Maybe a submarine…The Art Director’s mind started towork…
  34. 34. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionFINALLY!Idea and execution are clear.NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE ARTDIRECTOR TO DO THE MAGIC.
  35. 35. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionYES, IT’S THAT SPECIFIC.It seems to be a very small role, but it’sin fact huge.
  36. 36. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionHUGE
  37. 37. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
  38. 38. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONStructure, FocusStorytellingDynamics, Hierarchy, Rhythm
  39. 39. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONStructure, FocusStorytellingDynamics, Hierarchy, Rhythm
  40. 40. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONStructure, FocusStorytellingDynamics, Hierarchy, Rhythm
  41. 41. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
  42. 42. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
  43. 43. 03 The Mechanics of Art DirectionCOMPOSITIONCOLORSTEXTURESTYPOGRAPHY
  44. 44. 04 Art Directionin TV/Digital/Outdoor &Ambient/Events
  45. 45. 04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsTV
  46. 46. 04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsDigital
  47. 47. 04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsOutdoor & Ambient
  48. 48. 04 Art Direction in TV/Digital/Outdoor& Ambient/EventsEvents
  49. 49. 05 ArtDirection isHard Work.Case study
  50. 50. And someconclusions
  51. 51. Art Direction evolvescontinuously
  52. 52. Art Direction is apopular science
  53. 53. As advertising itselfbecame an interfacebetween brands andconsumers
  54. 54. We are not just ArtDirecting anymore
  55. 55. We are designinguniversalCOMMUNICATIONINTERFACES
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